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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER & BACKSTREET BOYS ON ELVIS

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THE ELVIS DURAN SHOW
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Backstreet Boys



NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Excitement was in the air Friday morning at Elvis Duran and The Z100 morning show to welcome boy bands Five Seconds of Summer and the Backstreet Boys! Five Seconds of Summer discussed their new album Youngblood, which is out on all media platforms today. During their interview they spoke about how when writing this album they tried to appeal to all different types of fans, and created music that was completely different from their previous sound. They went on to discuss their tour of North America that will begin in September, and encouraged everyone to listen to Youngblood, because the group believes there's music in the album that will resonate with everyone.



Backstreet Boys spoke about how heartwarming it is to have such an enthusiastic response by fans old and new regarding their hit, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” The group currently has a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas until Fall 2019. They also shared their excitement for the upcoming release of the new album and are looking forward to being on tour, which will bring back old memories for both fans and the band members. Click here to listen and download Youngblood by Five Seconds of Summer. Click here to listen and download “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys.


BACKSTREET BOYS


ON LIFE

“Life is great, 25 years going strong, loving every moment of it. It’s great to be back playing on radio, radio has given us so much love with this new single, we have a lot of great things going on, we have a Las Vegas residency going on and were getting ready to go back out there end of July.”


ON MUSIC

“We have a new album coming out and a new tour next year, there is a lot of amazing things happening to us”


ON THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THIS ROUND OF MUSIC COMPARED TO WHEN THEY WERE STARTING

“It takes a little more planning, we have kids and it takes a little more strategic foresight, but what never gets old is the feeling of hearing your music on the radio, that still feels so good.”


ON THEIR MUSIC AND HOW IT MAKES OTHERS FEEL

“People say “Backstreet is back” but we have been creating and putting music together, we have been touring, but when you have something that resonates with the public on a scale like what is happening with Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, it is been a while since we did something like that, and we appreciate it and it’s a sacred feeling and its special.”


ON HOW THEIR CAREER HAS INFLUENCED THEIR LIVES

“We are older now and we are thankful and grateful to have this feeling again.”

“When you think back to the 90’s and the big boy band movement that happened, we created a lot of memories that are just staples in our brains forever, they become who you are today.”


ON HOW CREATING MUSIC AGAIN BRINGS BACK MEMORIES

“You hear that song on the radio and you still get butterflies and it is like an “oh my gosh, it is happening again” feeling.”


ON THEIR RECENT WORK WITH COUNTRY MUSIC

“We did not expect that and it has been incredible how all these different types of music genres and people who are fans of different genres have embraced us and being able to perform on the CMT’s and the CMA’s and being stopped by people backstage like Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town and being told they love our music, it feels surreal in a lot of ways.”


ON RECORDING THEIR NEW ALBUM

“When we were down in Nashville we recorded three songs for our new album, we are very excited to share them”


ON TECHNOLOGY WHEN THEY WERE STARTING

“I mean we were teenagers, good thing there was not any social media!”

“It was a totally different time, the camera phone was a big deal, you could not go to our show and text the world your thoughts after it. I remember hearing the clicking on a disposable camera when we would get mobbed by fans, it is totally different now”


ON THEIR UPCOMING SCHEDULE

“We have a residency in Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino so we will be going out there end of July through august, and then October to November and then February and then we go on tour!




5 Seconds Of Summer



5 SECONDS OF SUMMER


ON THE IMMEDIATE SUCCESS OF YOUNGBLOOD

“We have been working on this for some time so it truly is amazing to see how successful it already is, if everyone is smiling that means it is working for us, we just spoke to fans outside the studio and they seem stoked and that is so amazing”


ON YOUNGBLOOD

“Youngblood has so many different elements that people can be a fan of, it’s not just a straight down the line genre album, and I think that is awesome I think that is where music is at these days, I am excited to see what the fans gravitate towards.”


ON HOW BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN IN AUSTRALIA IS HARD

“Naturally since Australia is so separate from the rest of the world, Australians tend to gravitate towards international artists, its hard for an Australian artist to break out. Something that we have dreamed of is having a really successful hit in our own country and it took one week to get to number one”


ON HOW IT FEELS TO HAVE A SUCESSFUL SINGLE AND ALBUM

“It feels so good, we worked on YoungBlood for two years, so to have it be successful is a very big deal for us”

ON THEIR UPCOMING TOUR

“We are very excited to take Youngblood on the road, we are going to North America in September, its going to be great to play this album on the road”


ON WHAT THEY'll DO DIFFERENTLY THIS TOUR THAN LAST

“You learn a lot of things about yourself when you go on tour, it is very different than a regular home life, you learn what you need in order to be happy”


ON HOW THEY PERFORM BEFORE THE ALBUM RELEASE

“We like to play smaller venues and play new songs for our fans off the album, before it is released, that they cannot find online so they know when the album comes out they are going to already have favorites.”

“It is really invigorating to play small venues because it brings us back to our roots.”


ON CONNECTING WITH THEIR FANS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

“We like to keep our conversations to minimum on social media so that when we meet them, it is genuine. That is just how we like to live our life because when you meet fans, then you are having a natural, genuine conversation and hear things that they may not want to write online.”


ON THEIR NEXT ALBUM

“We are considering filming a documentary while writing the next album, we are always being proactive and thinking about what we have to do next, we just released Youngblood today, and we are already thinking about the next one”


ON HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT HAVING A THIRD ALBUM

“This is the most important record for us and our first two records have really set the ground for Five Seconds of Summer and now Youngblood is on its way to the ceiling”

“There could have been a lot of different outcomes of this album and we made the best thing and we are very proud of it”


ON THE BACKSTREET BOYS BEING AN INSPIRATION

“When we have a crazy mob of fans we turn to each other and ask if we are backstreet right now?” “We respect them because they have stuck together for so long and it’s incredible”


Courtesy Of: Elvis Duran Show

Monday, June 11, 2018

BIANCA DEL RIO TALKS OLD HOLLYWOOD WITH 'THEM'


Bianca Del Rio



Bianca Del Rio tests her knowledge of Old Hollywood in the first ever episode of the LGBTQuiz. Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate is out now on iTunes and digital platforms worldwide.

Bianca Del Rio Reads RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Queens' Looks | LGBTQuiz | them.


Condé Nast Publishes Them


Them,a next-generation community platform. them chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community. Acclaimed editor Phillip Picardi, digital editorial director of Teen Vogue and Allure, is the chief content officer of them. Additionally, launch partners of them include Burberry, Google, Lyft and GLAAD.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 'A STAR IS BORN' PEAK


A STAR IS BORN TRAILER



The Internet is buzzing today about the 'A STAR IS BORN' trailer. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. In cinemas October. Lady Gaga is so talented, I would watch any movie she was in. 



 

THE MOST INCREDIBLE CARLY SIMON VIDEO EVER


Carly Simon




VIDEO OF THE WEEK: We just love playing this video of Carly Simon singing 'You're So Vain' live in Martha's Vineyard in 1987. So many of us grew up listening to this masterpiece. The music and singing is just so incredible from this legend.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PORCELAN 'LOIS LANE' MADE IN MEMPHIS VOCALIST


PORCELAN "LOIS LANE"




The newly released lyric video link to "LOIS LANE", the official second single from R&B-Soul Chanteuse, PORCELAN. "LOIS LANE" is the latest delivery from the Made In Memphis Entertainment vocalist after making a mark on the music scene with her chart-topping debut single, "The Real Thing Don't Change", written by R&B Songwriter Hall of Famer, David Porter.



The beautiful ballad is based on the comic book character, "Lois Lane" who's beau is no one other than Superman. The song was written by DeNarious Holmes and produced by Hamilton Hardin. "Every woman wants a strong man in their lives that makes them feel secure," mentions Porcelan. "The ideal fancy is to be swept off your feet and protected by a strong man who will rescue you from anything that can bring you harm, and Superman's love for Lois Lane, symbolizes that," she adds.


PORCELAN is currently on her national promotional tour and has just been confirmed to perform at "Center Stage" at the 2018 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday, July 6th, 2018.


ABOUT PORCELAN



Porcelan, is a Memphis-made recording artist and songwriter on the rise who slowly but surely started make a mark in the industry with her debut single, a beautiful piano ballad, “The Real Thing Don’t Change” co-written by producer and Hall of Fame songwriter David Porter and multi-instrumentalist Hamilton Hardin. Porcelan sang before an audience for the first time at the age of ten, and with abundant school choir solos to sharpen her natural desire for perfection, she would soon find her voice as a songwriter, performer, and first-time recording artist by the age of sixteen. Listeners most often make comparisons to some of the great female voices of our time, but with great humility lurking just beneath a fierce vocal range, Porcelan delivers her own version...every time.

Friday, May 11, 2018

JEREMY ZUCKER'S 'ALL THE KIDS ARE DEPRESSED'


All The Kids Are Depressed



NEW YORK, NY  – Multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer, Jeremy Zucker, debuts the powerful short film for his single, “All The Kids Are Depressed”.  Directed by filmmaker Drew Kirsch (Felix Jaehn, blackbear, Louis the Child, Quinn XCII).


Of the video, Zucker says, “For people watching this video, I hope that they feel comfort. That they’re not alone. That it’s important to talk about mental illness. That confronting the way they’re feeling and exchanging experiences can make things better, even if it’s just for a moment.”


“all the kids are depressed” is taken from Zucker’s latest EP, glisten, out now. The EP also features his single, “better off” with rising artist Chelsea Cutler.


Before entrancing listeners across the world, 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker had been quietly carving out his distinct sound from a bedroom in suburban New Jersey. A self-described “social introvert,” Zucker cites Jon Bellion, blackbear, EDEN, Bon Iver and Wet among his strongest influences. In the summer of 2015, Zucker released his first official EP titled Beach Island. The project saw a small amount of success, and from there Zucker steadily began to build a dedicated fan base.


Later that year, he released a stream of singles that would eventually be packaged together as an EP titled Breathe. The project’s breakout single “Bout It” quickly garnered millions of streams as it organically spread across Soundcloud and Spotify, drawing the attention of curators and fans across the world. In 2016, Zucker released his third EP, Motions, which features “Heavy,” a song that was later remixed by the recording artist blackbear who reached out to Jeremy after stumbling across his music on Soundcloud. The remix, "Make Daddy Proud," was released on blackbear’s latest LP Digital Druglord. In 2017, Zucker was signed with Republic Records and released his third EP, idle. The EP features his breakout hit, “talk is overrated” (feat. blackbear), which has over 15 million Spotify streams to date. Further music is set for release this spring.

Monday, April 23, 2018

DIANE SAWYER & ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI & THE VIEW


Diane Sawyer On The #METOO Movement



Diane Sawyer on women in America the #MeToo movement neglected.


"They want to make sure we hear their stories. too." Sawyer gave a preview of her 20/20 special from Friday night, My Reality: A Hidden America, where she talks with the many strong, hardworking American women living paycheck to paycheck facing workplace harassment everyday.




Anthony Scaramucci Talks Donald Trump



Hot Topics: Anthony Scaramucci on Comey's memos, Trump and whether Michael Cohen will flip.


"He does embellish stories, there's no question about that," guest co-host Anthony Scaramucci says of Pres. Trump. "You may disagree with it and you may not like his style, but there is a methodology to what he's doing."


Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

STORMY DANIELS EXCLUSIVELY ON ABC'S 'THE VIEW'


Stormy Daniels On The View



FIRST LIVE INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVELY ON THE VIEW



Daniels reveals sketch of man who allegedly threatened her to keep quiet about alleged Trump affair. Stormy Daniels, her attorney Michael Avenatti discuss court hearing on Michael Cohen raid.


On why she's speaking out: "I'm tired of being threatened...I'm sorry, I'm done being bullied."


"I worked really hard for the last decade in the adult business which I have no qualms about, I'm not ashamed..." Daniels responds to those who say the scandal is a publicity stunt to get her out of the adult film business. "There's a lot of publicity, but I didn't do it for that because this isn't what I want to be known for."


Daniels reacts to Pres. Trump's denial he knew anything about $130,000 payment made to her: "I work in the adult business and I'm a better actor than he is."


Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti reveal composite sketch of man who allegedly threatened Daniels.


Daniels and Avenatti reveal a sketch of the man she says threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Avenatti says they are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the identity of the man in the sketch.


Daniels shares why she initially didn't speak out about being allegedly threatened: "I didn't tell my husband at the time, I was embarrassed ... I didn't want him to think I was a bad mom or that I put my daughter in danger."




Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti responds to those questioning her credibility because of her job Daniels responds to those who question her credibility because of her career as an adult film star:


 "What I do for a living should not matter. What I do for a job doesn't impact my ability to know right from wrong, or my ability to tell the truth."


Daniels opens up about how going public with her story has affected her life, saying women have "come up... and profusely thanked me" while others have approached her family "and say the most horrible things in front of [my] child."




Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti on whether Cohen will turn on Trump, and their end goal.


Avenatti gives with his take on whether Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will turn on the president: 


"There's no question in my mind that Michael Cohen: A) is gonna be indicted in the next three months likely and B) he's gonna roll on the president."




Stormy Daniels on inspiring other women to speak out. Daniels discusses what she wants to be the end result of sharing her story:


 "If I can inspire or convince a woman who feels that she has been intimidated or bullied or is too afraid to come forward to an accuser or an attacker, then I'm happy."




Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney
 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

LINDSEY GRAHAM SPEAKS ON TRUMP MENTAL FITNESS


Sen. Lindsey Graham




Sen. Lindsey Graham discusses fallout from Fire and Fury, Russia probe, Trump's mental fitness, DACA, North Korea and more.


On Trump's mental fitness


Graham reacted to Pres. Trump calling himself a "a very stable genius": "If he doesn't call himself a genius, nobody else will."


WATCH ABOVE



On investigation into Trump campaign's involvement with Russia


"I think Mr. Mueller should be able to do his job without being interfered with." Graham said. "There's no evidence of colluding yet — but I think Mueller should look." "Let Mr. Mueller do his job, and Mr. Trump, our president, should focus on his day job," Graham added.


On backing Mueller


"An attack on one party is an attack on all," Graham explained why people on both sides of the aisle should support Mueller's investigations: "In a democracy, if you don't have each other's backs in stuff like this, then you lose control of democracy."


On watching Meghan McCain grow up


Graham said McCain advised her father not to go after Barack Obama over Rev. Jeremiah Wright: "Meghan said, 'Dad, don't do it. It's not right.' And all the smart people shut up."
"She was brave enough to say something."




Lindsay Graham On The View


On his message to 'Dreamers'


"Help is on the way." Graham discussed the deal to preserve DACA, and shares his message to 'Dreamers': "This is the only country they know."

 
Additional Highlights From Yesterday's Show



Hot Topics: Women take center stage at the Golden Globes



"I'm thrilled!" Whoopi Goldberg weighed in on the solidarity shown at the Golden Globes: "I'm thrilled that the conversation is happening and that it is no longer the norm NOT to tell — we no longer accept that as the norm!"



Hot Topics: Oprah's stirring Golden Globes speech


Reports say the media mogul is thinking of running for office — Sunny Hostin said while she strongly admires and praises her work, she has some reservations: “Don't we already have someone in the White House who has no political experience — and it's not going that well." "I don't think you can just step into this role even if you're as beloved as Oprah."





Photo And Video Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney
 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

OCTOBER LONDON & SNOOP DOGG'S COLOR BLIND: LOVE



Color Blind: Love



Premiering exclusively on Noisey, October London releases the highly anticipated short film, Color Blind: Love, executively produced by Snoop Dogg. The film follows October's journey leaving prison, finding work through his girlfriend, played by the alluring Jasmine Hope Waite, and the pursuit of his passion as a singer. Directed by Dylan Brown, the film enlists The Doggfather, Snoop Dogg, as a slick talking music executive along with comedy legend, Mike Epps, who plays a club owner that hires October as a dishwasher eventually leading to the opportunity of a lifetime. Color Blind: Love exhibits an exceptional acting debut by October London and complements his emotionally invigorating debut EP, Color Blind: Love, available now on all DSPs.



During Oscar weekend, October London performed songs from his Color Blind: Love EP and screened the short film to a full house at the American Black Film Institute's: Oscar Noir Gala. The ABFI gala was hosted by Shaun Robinson and honored Angela Basset, Academy Award for Best Picture Moonlight's director Barry Jenkins, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae and Jessie T. Usher.



Having been compared to Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and The DeBarge brothers due to his impactful lyrics and silky tone, October London is a must-see at Austin's SXSW festival this month. He quickly caught the attention of audiences for his debut single, "Black Man in America," for its chilling and important message in today's social construct. Since signing to Jazze Pha and Snoop Dogg's Cadillacc Music and with his work writing and performing the theme song to Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, London is just beginning to share his multifaceted talents with the world.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CONAN WITHOUT BORDERS: MADE IN MEXICO ON TBS


Conan O'Brien




TBS's CONAN will go international for the sixth time in two years as host Conan O'Brien travels to Mexico City for the brand new primetime special CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico. The hour-long special is set to premiere Wednesday, March 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS.


With all of the negative news about the current state of the U.S.-Mexico relationship, O'Brien has decided to strike a positive note by heading to Mexico City, where he'll outsource his show by shooting his latest CONAN Without Borders special with the help of an all-Mexican staff, crew, guests and studio audience.


"Although I'm eager to make a show in Mexico, if the U.S. government meets my demand for $100 million in tax incentives, I will consider relocating production to Akron." said O'Brien.


CONAN Without Borders: Made in Mexico marks O'Brien's sixth international adventure in the past two years. Most recently he traveled to Berlin, where he experienced everything from a dominatrix to the refugee camp at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. He has made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in more than 50 years. He also became the first American late-night personality ever to host a show from Armenia, as well as South Korea. Early last year, O'Brien joined former First Lady Michelle Obama at the international Air Force Base in Doha, Qatar, to perform for the troops stationed overseas. Last year also included a week of shows from San Diego during Comic-Con® International and an additional week of shows from the legendary Apollo Theater in New York. In previous years, O'Brien has also done special shows from New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.


CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

BERNADETTE PETERS TALKS ABOUT MARY TYLER MOORE


Mary Tyler Moore On 20 / 20



Famed Broadway star Bernadette Peters spoke fondly of her friend and “comedy genius” Mary Tyler Moore, who died this week at age 80.


“Mary will go down in the annals of comedy history as a genius comedy actor,” Peters told ABC News’ “20/20.” “She was an original... She came from a true place inside herself, which we all can relate to. She made us look at it in a different way, in a funny way.”


Moore, an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, was best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."



Moore earned six Emmy Awards, four of them for "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." She won her first Emmy for her breakthrough role as Laura Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show, and in 1993 she won her sixth for the television movie, "Stolen Babies."


Her portrayal of career woman Mary Richards in her namesake 1970s show arrived alongside the women's movement, making her a role model for generations of women, even though Moore didn't consider herself a feminist.


“She was actually one of the first to actually portray a modern woman on television, and she was one of the greats,” Peters said. “’The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ was a woman out in the world by herself making her way, being independent, being smart. So therefore, women everywhere looked up to her.”


Although she was best known for her television work, Moore also took on memorable film roles, including the 1990 movie, “The Last Best Year.” Peters, who starred alongside Moore in the film, recalled a moment when they were working on set together and had a funny exchange in the ladies room during a quick break from filming.


“I remember - we were washing our hands. All of a sudden she looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know the one great thing about growing older is you don’t have to shave your legs as much,’” Peters said, laughing. “And I just thought, ‘Oh Mary, you are really funny.’”


In addition to her work in film and television, Moore was known for her charity work with JDRF, formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which helps raise funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes. Moore was diagnosed with the disease at age 33 and served as the foundation's international chairman.


Moore was also a longtime animal rights activist. In 1999, she and Peters co-founded Broadway Barks, a star-studded “adopt-a-thon” aimed at helping find permanent homes for cats and dogs in the New York city area. The event takes place every July.


“Her heart was bigger than anyone I’ve ever met, really,” Peters said. “She would like to be remembered as a humanitarian … she will be remembered as the comic genius that she was. She will be remembered as a huge, huge star in many areas on television and movies and stage. She’ll be remembered as a great beauty.”


ABC News' Luchina Fisher contributed to this report


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

IT'S BEEN A WHIRLWIND YEAR FOR JOSH GROBAN


Josh Groban "you Raise Me Up"




(Los Angeles, CA) - After a whirlwind year and a half following the release of his 2015 album Stages, multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban closes out 2016 with a lot to celebrate, including a No. 1 single on the Adult Contemporary radio chart with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." He also scored a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" for his album Josh Groban: Stages Live and earned rave reviews for his Broadway debut in the hit show Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.


Groban ends 2016 having scored his sixth No. 1 single on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart with his new version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." In 2007, he topped the same chart for three weeks with his rendition of "I'll Be Home For Christmas." Groban is also starring in the hit Broadway musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - his Broadway debut, which has earned him glowing notices. The New York Times raved that "Josh Groban is absolutely wonderful...he invests his singing with the pain and frustration that define Pierre. And his acting is superb, as he all but trembles with the existential despair that courses through Pierre's veins." Time Out NY said: "Josh Groban plays the melancholy Pierre with intensity and a simply ravishing voice."


In April 2015, Groban released his seventh studio album Stages - a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time. It was certified gold and earned Groban his second Grammy Award nomination for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album." (His first was for 2007's best-selling Christmas album Noel - the second best-selling holiday album of the Nielsen Music era.) In February 2016, Groban released the CD/DVD Stages Live, which featured his performances of the songs from Stages recorded at the Los Angeles Theater in downtown L.A. for a PBS special entitled Josh Groban: Stages Live.The album has earned Groban a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album."


Groban toured extensively in support of Stages and Stages Live between September 2015 and August 2016, including hitting the road for the extensive North American tour "Josh Groban: On Stage."


Grobangraced the cover of the New York Times Arts & Leisure section this past Sunday with a feature about how he underwent "boot camp" to prepare for his role as Pierre in The Great Comet. Read the story HERE.


About Josh Groban:



Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 35 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 35-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two albums appear on the Top 20 Best-Selling Albums list of the past decade, according to Billboard. He has appeared in the feature films Crazy, Stupid, Love, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, as well as on CBS' Life In Pieces, NBC's The Office, FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and CBS' The Crazy Ones. Groban has released seven studio albums, 2001's self-titled double-platinum debut, 2003's multi-platinum Closer, 2006's double-platinum Awake, 2007's quadruple-platinum Grammy-nominated Noel, 2010's platinum Illuminations, and 2013's All That Echoes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, giving Groban his first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper.



Monday, January 02, 2017

MARIAH CAREY POINTING NEW YEARS EVE FINGERS

Mariah Carey




NY TIMES -- Mariah Carey suffered through a performance train wreck in Times Square on New Year’s Eve as malfunctions left her at a loss vocally during her hit song “Emotions,” struggling to reach notes and to sync the lyrics and music.

The trouble continued when she gave up on another of her best-known numbers, “We Belong Together,” while a recording of the song continued to play, a confirmation that she had been lip-syncing.

But on Sunday, a dispute erupted between Ms. Carey’s representatives and producers of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” on which the singer was performing.

Ms. Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, charged that the show’s producers had been aware of technical problems but did not fix them — and chose to continue showing Ms. Carey’s messy performance “to get ratings.”


Friday, December 30, 2016

DEBBIE & CARRIE: HEARTBREAK IN HOLLYWOOD 20/20


ABC NEWS NEW YORK



Just one day after the death of actress Carrie Fisher, the world learned of the passing of her mother and Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds. “20/20” gives a wide-ranging look at not only their careers and legacies but also their loving, yet complex relationship. The one-hour special, anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, includes the highs and lows of Reynold’s memorable career, a spotlight on the next generation and Fisher’s life in Hollywood as well as heartfelt tributes from family and friends. “Debbie and Carrie: Heartbreak in Hollywood” airs tonight Friday, December 30 (10:00-11:00pm ET) on ABC.



“20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

MSNBC: DON KING & DONALD TRUMP AT MAR-A-LAGO


Donald Trump And Don King




President-elect Donald Trump takes questions from reporters, alongside boxing promoter Don King, and insists that his business won't get in the way of presidential leadership. Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post joins MSNBC's Chris Hayes to discuss.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

RIVAL CITY PREMIERES LYRIC VIDEO 'FADING OUT'


FADING OUT





DETROIT, MI - Detroit-based alternative rock band, Rival City, featuring Jeff Gutt (X-Factor finalist), drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence), guitarist and programmer Geno Lenardo (Filter) and bass/background vocalist KC Jenkins, have premiered their brand new lyric video for their single, "Fading Out", exclusively today via AXS. Watch HERE."'Fading Out' is the inner turmoil of being in a relationship that isn't working or having trouble," Gutt explains. "It's about trying to find that common ground and wondering if it's even still worth it. In the end it's about love and all of our need for it. We all want the same thing but sometimes we have to make the most of the chances we have in front of us." The single is now available on Spotify, iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon. For more information on Rival City, please visit https://www.rivalcity.com.




Gutt initially staked his claim in bands like Dragonfly, Acrylic, Band With No Name and Innerfaith, but got his chance in the most unlikely of ways. The musician made his first appearance on The X Factor and was dismissed after making it to the Top 12. He apparently made enough of an impression to be called back the following year. Even X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell, publicly admitted that eliminating Gutt so early the previous season was a mistake. The second time proved to be the charm, as Gutt's renditions of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Radiohead's "Creep" and Aerosmith's "Dream On" won him fans the world over.



After dazzling audiences and judges with his commanding voice and electrifying physical presence, Jeff set out to form his own band, and with Will, Geno and KC, he found the chemistry, songwriting creativity and showmanship that has developed into their own genre-defining sound and look in the alternative rock landscape.



"Fading Out" is the latest release from Rival City. Stay tuned for a series of new music, videos, and tour dates coming soon.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS & MACY'S THANKSGIVING


HANDCLAP




LOS ANGELES, CA - - "HandClap" - the first single from Fitz and The Tantrums' new, self-titled album - has been certified Gold by the RIAA and has entered the Top 10 at Hot AC radio. It impacts Pop radio on December 5 and has already been added by SiriusXM's Hits 1 Channel. The track has over 27 million plays on Spotify and views of the accompanying video exceed seven million. 


Heard in Fiat's "Room With a View" and "Toy Car" ads, "HandClap" topped Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart for the months of May, June, August and September. The song was recently featured in promos for ABC's American Music Awards. "HandClap" is featured in promos for Bravo's "Timber Creek Lodge," which premieres on December 5, in ESPN's coverage of the 2016-17 College Basketball season and in the campaign introducing Amazon Music Unlimited. The band has performed the single on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Good Morning America" and the primetime shows "Dancing With The Stars" and "America's Got Talent."


"HandClap" entered the Top 5 at Alternative radio and has been followed by "Roll Up," which is already in the Top 25 at the format and was recently heard in "Shameless."


On Thursday, November 24, Fitz and The Tantrums will perform at the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® in New York City, which is expected to attract 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers. Their performance can be seen on the NBC telecast of the event. Also tune in Friday, December 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT to watch Fitz and the Tantrums on AUDIENCE Network, DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K*, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CLINTON & TRUMP DEBATE TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO



The U.S. Presidential debate




Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate of the general election season on Monday night. The two candidates entered the debate with Trump having recovered some lost ground in the polls following a rough stretch at the end of the summer; national surveys increasingly show the race to be a dead heat, and polls in key swing states are also tightening.

Trump was looking to convince voters still on the fence that he has the temperament and knowledge to be President. Clinton aimed to disqualify Trump in front of a massive national televised audience and also hoped to assuage voters’ concerns about her own trustworthiness.

Read the full transcript from the debate at New York’s Hofstra University, moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt:

HOLT: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I’m Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News.” I want to welcome you to the first presidential debate.

The participants tonight are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This debate is sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. The commission drafted tonight’s format, and the rules have been agreed to by the campaigns.

The 90-minute debate is divided into six segments, each 15 minutes long. We’ll explore three topic areas tonight: Achieving prosperity; America’s direction; and securing America. At the start of each segment, I will ask the same lead-off question to both candidates, and they will each have up to two minutes to respond. From that point until the end of the segment, we’ll have an open discussion.

The questions are mine and have not been shared with the commission or the campaigns. The audience here in the room has agreed to remain silent so that we can focus on what the candidates are saying.

I will invite you to applaud, however, at this moment, as we welcome the candidates: Democratic nominee for president of the United States, Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

(APPLAUSE)

CLINTON: How are you, Donald?

(APPLAUSE)

HOLT: Good luck to you.

(APPLAUSE)

Well, I don’t expect us to cover all the issues of this campaign tonight, but I remind everyone, there are two more presidential debates scheduled. We are going to focus on many of the issues that voters tell us are most important, and we’re going to press for specifics. I am honored to have this role, but this evening belongs to the candidates and, just as important, to the American people.

Candidates, we look forward to hearing you articulate your policies and your positions, as well as your visions and your values. So, let’s begin.

We’re calling this opening segment “Achieving Prosperity.” And central to that is jobs. There are two economic realities in America today. There’s been a record six straight years of job growth, and new census numbers show incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation. However, income inequality remains significant, and nearly half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

Beginning with you, Secretary Clinton, why are you a better choice than your opponent to create the kinds of jobs that will put more money into the pockets of American works?

CLINTON: Well, thank you, Lester, and thanks to Hofstra for hosting us.

The central question in this election is really what kind of country we want to be and what kind of future we’ll build together. Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday, so I think about this a lot. First, we have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes.

I want us to invest in you. I want us to invest in your future. That means jobs in infrastructure, in advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology, clean, renewable energy, and small business, because most of the new jobs will come from small business. We also have to make the economy fairer. That starts with raising the national minimum wage and also guarantee, finally, equal pay for women’s work.

CLINTON: I also want to see more companies do profit-sharing. If you help create the profits, you should be able to share in them, not just the executives at the top.

And I want us to do more to support people who are struggling to balance family and work. I’ve heard from so many of you about the difficult choices you face and the stresses that you’re under. So let’s have paid family leave, earned sick days. Let’s be sure we have affordable child care and debt-free college.

How are we going to do it? We’re going to do it by having the wealthy pay their fair share and close the corporate loopholes.

Finally, we tonight are on the stage together, Donald Trump and I. Donald, it’s good to be with you. We’re going to have a debate where we are talking about the important issues facing our country. You have to judge us, who can shoulder the immense, awesome responsibilities of the presidency, who can put into action the plans that will make your life better. I hope that I will be able to earn your vote on November 8th.

HOLT: Secretary Clinton, thank you.

Mr. Trump, the same question to you. It’s about putting money — more money into the pockets of American workers. You have up to two minutes.

TRUMP: Thank you, Lester. Our jobs are fleeing the country. They’re going to Mexico. They’re going to many other countries. You look at what China is doing to our country in terms of making our product. They’re devaluing their currency, and there’s nobody in our government to fight them. And we have a very good fight. And we have a winning fight. Because they’re using our country as a piggy bank to rebuild China, and many other countries are doing the same thing.

So we’re losing our good jobs, so many of them. When you look at what’s happening in Mexico, a friend of mine who builds plants said it’s the eighth wonder of the world. They’re building some of the biggest plants anywhere in the world, some of the most sophisticated, some of the best plants. With the United States, as he said, not so much.

So Ford is leaving. You see that, their small car division leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio. They’re all leaving. And we can’t allow it to happen anymore. As far as child care is concerned and so many other things, I think Hillary and I agree on that. We probably disagree a little bit as to numbers and amounts and what we’re going to do, but perhaps we’ll be talking about that later.

But we have to stop our jobs from being stolen from us. We have to stop our companies from leaving the United States and, with it, firing all of their people. All you have to do is take a look at Carrier air conditioning in Indianapolis. They left — fired 1,400 people. They’re going to Mexico. So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this.

TRUMP: We cannot let it happen. Under my plan, I’ll be reducing taxes tremendously, from 35 percent to 15 percent for companies, small and big businesses. That’s going to be a job creator like we haven’t seen since Ronald Reagan. It’s going to be a beautiful thing to watch.

Companies will come. They will build. They will expand. New companies will start. And I look very, very much forward to doing it. We have to renegotiate our trade deals, and we have to stop these countries from stealing our companies and our jobs.

HOLT: Secretary Clinton, would you like to respond?

CLINTON: Well, I think that trade is an important issue. Of course, we are 5 percent of the world’s population; we have to trade with the other 95 percent. And we need to have smart, fair trade deals.

We also, though, need to have a tax system that rewards work and not just financial transactions. And the kind of plan that Donald has put forth would be trickle-down economics all over again. In fact, it would be the most extreme version, the biggest tax cuts for the top percent of the people in this country than we’ve ever had.

I call it trumped-up trickle-down, because that’s exactly what it would be. That is not how we grow the economy.

We just have a different view about what’s best for growing the economy, how we make investments that will actually produce jobs and rising incomes.

I think we come at it from somewhat different perspectives. I understand that. You know, Donald was very fortunate in his life, and that’s all to his benefit. He started his business with $14 million, borrowed from his father, and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people, the better off we’ll be and that everything will work out from there.

I don’t buy that. I have a different experience. My father was a small-businessman. He worked really hard. He printed drapery fabrics on long tables, where he pulled out those fabrics and he went down with a silkscreen and dumped the paint in and took the squeegee and kept going.

And so what I believe is the more we can do for the middle class, the more we can invest in you, your education, your skills, your future, the better we will be off and the better we’ll grow. That’s the kind of economy I want us to see again.

HOLT: Let me follow up with Mr. Trump, if you can. You’ve talked about creating 25 million jobs, and you’ve promised to bring back millions of jobs for Americans. How are you going to bring back the industries that have left this country for cheaper labor overseas? How, specifically, are you going to tell American manufacturers that you have to come back?

TRUMP: Well, for one thing — and before we start on that — my father gave me a very small loan in 1975, and I built it into a company that’s worth many, many billions of dollars, with some of the greatest assets in the world, and I say that only because that’s the kind of thinking that our country needs.

Our country’s in deep trouble. We don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to devaluations and all of these countries all over the world, especially China. They’re the best, the best ever at it. What they’re doing to us is a very, very sad thing.

So we have to do that. We have to renegotiate our trade deals. And, Lester, they’re taking our jobs, they’re giving incentives, they’re doing things that, frankly, we don’t do.

Let me give you the example of Mexico. They have a VAT tax. We’re on a different system. When we sell into Mexico, there’s a tax. When they sell in — automatic, 16 percent, approximately. When they sell into us, there’s no tax. It’s a defective agreement. It’s been defective for a long time, many years, but the politicians haven’t done anything about it.

Now, in all fairness to Secretary Clinton — yes, is that OK? Good. I want you to be very happy. It’s very important to me.

But in all fairness to Secretary Clinton, when she started talking about this, it was really very recently. She’s been doing this for 30 years. And why hasn’t she made the agreements better? The NAFTA agreement is defective. Just because of the tax and many other reasons, but just because of the fact…

HOLT: Let me interrupt just a moment, but…

TRUMP: Secretary Clinton and others, politicians, should have been doing this for years, not right now, because of the fact that we’ve created a movement. They should have been doing this for years. What’s happened to our jobs and our country and our economy generally is — look, we owe $20 trillion. We cannot do it any longer, Lester. HOLT: Back to the question, though. How do you bring back — specifically bring back jobs, American manufacturers? How do you make them bring the jobs back?

TRUMP: Well, the first thing you do is don’t let the jobs leave. The companies are leaving. I could name, I mean, there are thousands of them. They’re leaving, and they’re leaving in bigger numbers than ever.

And what you do is you say, fine, you want to go to Mexico or some other country, good luck. We wish you a lot of luck. But if you think you’re going to make your air conditioners or your cars or your cookies or whatever you make and bring them into our country without a tax, you’re wrong.

And once you say you’re going to have to tax them coming in, and our politicians never do this, because they have special interests and the special interests want those companies to leave, because in many cases, they own the companies. So what I’m saying is, we can stop them from leaving. We have to stop them from leaving. And that’s a big, big factor.

HOLT: Let me let Secretary Clinton get in here.

CLINTON: Well, let’s stop for a second and remember where we were eight years ago. We had the worst financial crisis, the Great Recession, the worst since the 1930s. That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.

In fact, Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis. He said, back in 2006, “Gee, I hope it does collapse, because then I can go in and buy some and make some money.” Well, it did collapse.

TRUMP: That’s called business, by the way.

CLINTON: Nine million people — nine million people lost their jobs. Five million people lost their homes. And $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.

Now, we have come back from that abyss. And it has not been easy. So we’re now on the precipice of having a potentially much better economy, but the last thing we need to do is to go back to the policies that failed us in the first place.

Independent experts have looked at what I’ve proposed and looked at what Donald’s proposed, and basically they’ve said this, that if his tax plan, which would blow up the debt by over $5 trillion and would in some instances disadvantage middle-class families compared to the wealthy, were to go into effect, we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have another recession.

They’ve looked at my plans and they’ve said, OK, if we can do this, and I intend to get it done, we will have 10 million more new jobs, because we will be making investments where we can grow the economy. Take clean energy. Some country is going to be the clean- energy superpower of the 21st century. Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.

TRUMP: I did not. I did not. I do not say that.

CLINTON: I think science is real.

TRUMP: I do not say that.

CLINTON: And I think it’s important that we grip this and deal with it, both at home and abroad. And here’s what we can do. We can deploy a half a billion more solar panels. We can have enough clean energy to power every home. We can build a new modern electric grid. That’s a lot of jobs; that’s a lot of new economic activity.

So I’ve tried to be very specific about what we can and should do, and I am determined that we’re going to get the economy really moving again, building on the progress we’ve made over the last eight years, but never going back to what got us in trouble in the first place.

HOLT: Mr. Trump?

TRUMP: She talks about solar panels. We invested in a solar company, our country. That was a disaster. They lost plenty of money on that one.

Now, look, I’m a great believer in all forms of energy, but we’re putting a lot of people out of work. Our energy policies are a disaster. Our country is losing so much in terms of energy, in terms of paying off our debt. You can’t do what you’re looking to do with $20 trillion in debt.

The Obama administration, from the time they’ve come in, is over 230 years’ worth of debt, and he’s topped it. He’s doubled it in a course of almost eight years, seven-and-a-half years, to be semi- exact.

So I will tell you this. We have to do a much better job at keeping our jobs. And we have to do a much better job at giving companies incentives to build new companies or to expand, because they’re not doing it.

And all you have to do is look at Michigan and look at Ohio and look at all of these places where so many of their jobs and their companies are just leaving, they’re gone.

And, Hillary, I’d just ask you this. You’ve been doing this for 30 years. Why are you just thinking about these solutions right now? For 30 years, you’ve been doing it, and now you’re just starting to think of solutions.

CLINTON: Well, actually…

TRUMP: I will bring — excuse me. I will bring back jobs. You can’t bring back jobs.

CLINTON: Well, actually, I have thought about this quite a bit.

TRUMP: Yeah, for 30 years.








CLINTON: And I have — well, not quite that long. I think my husband did a pretty good job in the 1990s. I think a lot about what worked and how we can make it work again…

TRUMP: Well, he approved NAFTA…

(CROSSTALK)

CLINTON: … million new jobs, a balanced budget…

TRUMP: He approved NAFTA, which is the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country.

CLINTON: Incomes went up for everybody. Manufacturing jobs went up also in the 1990s, if we’re actually going to look at the facts.

When I was in the Senate, I had a number of trade deals that came before me, and I held them all to the same test. Will they create jobs in America? Will they raise incomes in America? And are they good for our national security? Some of them I voted for. The biggest one, a multinational one known as CAFTA, I voted against. And because I hold the same standards as I look at all of these trade deals.

But let’s not assume that trade is the only challenge we have in the economy. I think it is a part of it, and I’ve said what I’m going to do. I’m going to have a special prosecutor. We’re going to enforce the trade deals we have, and we’re going to hold people accountable.

When I was secretary of state, we actually increased American exports globally 30 percent. We increased them to China 50 percent. So I know how to really work to get new jobs and to get exports that helped to create more new jobs.

HOLT: Very quickly…

TRUMP: But you haven’t done it in 30 years or 26 years or any number you want to…

CLINTON: Well, I’ve been a senator, Donald…

TRUMP: You haven’t done it. You haven’t done it.

CLINTON: And I have been a secretary of state…

TRUMP: Excuse me.

CLINTON: And I have done a lot…

TRUMP: Your husband signed NAFTA, which was one of the worst things that ever happened to the manufacturing industry.

CLINTON: Well, that’s your opinion. That is your opinion.


Tuesday, April 05, 2016

SNEEK PEAK AT THE NEW DAISHA 'SKIN OUT' VIDEO


DAISHA



Heres a look at the smash new single, "SKIN OUT" from Indie Pop/Alternative recording artist, Dancer and Actress DAISHA. The LGBTQ-friendly dance-song, "SKIN OUT" is the 2nd single from DAISHA's anticipated EP, "I AM THE DAISHA", available for free download on May 20th.



The in-your-face party record was written and produced by Swagg R'Celious and co-written by Shalimar Davis. "The Witch Doctor" beat always does something to my spirit and makes me want to full-out dance and swing my hair," chuckles Daisha. "My creative director, Shalimar Davis and I wanted to recreate that 80's workout vibe where it was all about self-expression, passion, creativity energy and lots of color..it was about letting that "skin out". I was lucky enough to have legendary voguers, Pony Zion and Prince to be part of this moment," she adds.